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Table 3 Percentages of adults who reported experiencing an oral problem during the past 12 months by choice of oral health care in relation to selected enabling and needs factors

From: Illness-related behaviour and utilization of oral health services among adult city-dwellers in Burkina Faso: evidence from a household survey

Independent variables   Used health facilities Used self-medication No treatment at all
  n % % %
Urban life experience
   Short (spent from 5 to 10 years) 157 20.6 55.0 24.4
   Medium (spent from 11 to 20 years) 211 25.6 46.9 27.5
   Long (spent more than 21 years) 414 31.4a 45.5 23.1
Residence settlement
   Irregular settlement with HBD* 223 18.8 52.5 28.7a
   Irregular settlement with ABD** 232 26.7 50.0 23.3
   Regular settlement with HBD* 159 42.6c 41.3 16.1
   Regular settlement with ABD** 195 27.5 45.6 26.9
Social network
   No participation 534 26.2 48.3 25.5
   Weak participation 161 24.8 47.9 27.3a
   Active participation 108 41.7b 43.5 14.8
Means of transport in town
   Moped or vehicle (car, taxi or bus) 248 49.4c 29.8 20.8
   On foot or bicycle 563 22.8 53.7c 23.5
Satisfaction with appearance of teeth
   Yes, very satisfied 51 39.2a 49.0 11.8
   Yes, fair 229 32.4 39.9 27.7
   No, dissatisfied 398 24.8 51.9a 23.3
   No, very dissatisfied 129 25.1 49.2 25.7
Do you have any natural teeth at all?
   Yes 359 24.1 46.6 29.3b
   No 445 30.9 48.8 20.3
Oral problem caused limitation of usual activities
   Yes 311 39.6c 47.8 12.6
   No 498 20.5 47.9 31.6c
  1. a p < 0.05 b p < 0.01 c p < 0.001
  2. * High Building Density
  3. ** Average Building Density
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